This week's edition of Throwback Thursday takes us within the depths of New York City. While you may not find a good producer of picante sauce in New York City, you were able to find a plethora of old signs around the five boroughs at one time (and still may be able to find a few stragglers), such as this button copy sign for the Throgs Neck (I-295) and the Whitestone (I-678) on the Bruckner (I-278) eastbound in the Bronx. Photo taken December 2004.
One of the more intriguing mysteries of the early US Route System in California is where the original south terminus of US Route 91 was intended to be located in the Mojave Desert. This blog is a little different than my usual behind the wheel fare and explores why US Route 91 ultimately ended at US Route 66 in Daggett instead of Bannock. What ultimately became the US Route System was first discussed during the American Association of State Highway Officials ("AASHO") during their annual 1924 meeting. Ultimately the AASHO recommended to the Department of Agriculture to work with the States to develop a system of Interstate Highways to replace the many Auto Trails in use. The Joint Board on Interstate Highways was ultimately commissioned by the Department of Agriculture and it's branch agency the Bureau of Public Roads in March of 1925. The Joint Board on Interstate Highways first met in April of 1925 and decided on the new interstate road network would be known a